Kaka
Hu Liangzhi 
China
NewBee
Naga Siren: Not the Hero it was once was
April 2, 2018
Kaka felt the nerfs of Naga Siren in their defeat against Evil Geniuses in the Dota Asia Championships 2018. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 5/12/8.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played the whole series on his signature Naga Siren. Game 1 started poorly for Kaka as he actually gave First Blood in their aggressive trilane. He never really had a good Song of the Siren set-up for Newbee in that game. Game 2 was a similar story with the meta proving that this is no longer the Naga Siren patch for Newbee.
Impressive Earthshaker play all around
March 23, 2018
Kaka outdueled JerAx in Newbee's win at Dreamleague Season 9. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 9/12/19.
ANALYSIS
Kaka proved that Earthshaker was still a relevant hero in the meta with his performance in both games of the series. He proved the perfect initiator for Newbee and locked down most of OG and even S4's Puck in many crucial moments of the game after a sublime start. In Game 2, his rotations early on weren't as effective, but he still managed an 18-minute Blink Dagger
Incredible read of enemy rotations
March 4, 2018
Kaka was often in the right place at the right time for Newbee in their victory against Vega Squadron at the Bucharest Major. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 2/5/12.
ANALYSIS
Kaka was extensively roaming early on with his Sand King in their match against Vega Squadron. He was helping his cores find pick-offs during the first 10 minutes. He then got a very respectable 14-minute Blink Dagger which gave Vega several more problems.
Doesn't look deadly without his Naga Siren
February 23, 2018
Kaka was powerless against Evil Geniuses in their elimination match at ESL One Katowice. The prolific roaming support finished with a KDA of 3/10/7.
ANALYSIS
Kaka was thoroughly out-supported by the Evil Geniuses support duo, and his cores suffered for his lack of activity. They respected his world-class Naga Siren by banning it both times in the series, and his performance on two Sand King games really left a lot to be desired.
Completely embarrassed in loss
February 21, 2018
kaka had an awful showing as Newbee fell to Team Kinguin 1-0 in the first round of ESL One Katowice. kaka finished with a 0/5/6 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Although all of Newbee struggled pretty mightily in this game, kaka definitely came out looking the worst. In the sub-30-minute loss, kaka managed to die five times and was the only Newbee player without a kill. It was over before he knew it and did not get to show off his first-pick Sand King at all.
Supports his team to a win over Mineski
February 2, 2018
Kaka played a solid series in a 2-1 win vs Mineski at the fourth Starladder Invitational. He finished with an overall KDA of 6/15/44.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Earth Spirit in Game 1. He played well in the early and mid game, but things started to unravel as the game went later. Against the huge burst potential of Mineski, Kaka had to play extremely carefully to keep himself alive. He finished with a 2/4/10 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played Sand King, one of Newbee's best heroes by far. He was incredibly effective all game, securing a 15-minute Blink Dagger and setting up impressive fights for Newbee. He finished with a 3/5/16 KDA. In the final game of the series, Kaka played Slardar. His initiation and setup were on point all game, letting the rest of his team dominate Mineski practically all game long. He finished with a 1/6/18 KDA.
Beautiful Naga Siren play from Newbee support
January 26, 2018
Kaka's play was highlight reel material in Newbee's dismantling of Vici Gaming in ESL One Genting. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 5/0/36.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Naga Siren in both games of the series. His early rotations netted a lot of kills for Newbee while ripping apart the plans of Vici Gaming. Later on his Songs allowed for incredible turnarounds and escapes for Newbee.
Spotty roaming spells doom for Newbee
December 1, 2017
Kaka couldn't dictate the tempo for Newbee in their lost to Team Secret. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 3/7/11.
ANALYSIS
Kaka's Earth Spirit in Game 1 had a fruitful early game. He roamed efficiently and picked up two kills for himself. He only died once throughout the game and provided a lot of good initiations for his team. Unfortunately, he couldn't help out kpii's Tidehunter which turned out to be the biggest factor in their defeat. In Game 2, Kaka's Slardar once again started out well. He found some kills early on and got himself a 16-minute Blink Dagger. Kaka dropped the ball, however, as his initiations became poor and he died six times in the whole match.
Holds up under pressure in a Newbee win
November 4, 2017
Kaka finished with a 0/3/17 KDA in Newbee's win over Virtus.pro in the lower bracket elimination rounds at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Ogre Magi and did his job well. In the early game he made sure that Sccc's Mirana didn't die, and in the late-game, he buffed his carries with Bloodlust. Additionally, he was a very effective spell soaking and front-line hero for Newbee.
Impressive win over OG
November 4, 2017
Kaka finished with a 3/6/13 KDA in Newbee's win over OG in the lower bracket elimination rounds at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
Kaka played Night Stalker and was a constant thorn in the side of OG all game. He dominated the vision aspect of the match with his superior night-time vision and made sure that whenever Newbee started a fight, it was going to end in their favor.
Too little and too late in loss to Liquid
November 2, 2017
Kaka finished with an overall KDA of 8/16/45 in Newbee's 0-2 loss to Team Liquid at the DotaPit Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Kaka played Winter Wyvern. He was able to pull off a couple of very nice saves with Winter's Curse and Cold Embrace, but kaka was ultimately not effective enough in this game. His impact in fights was hindered by Liquid's good positioning. He finished with a 2/9/14 KDA. In Game 2 Kaka played Rubick. This was a very good Rubick game, and Kaka did a nice job piloting the hero, but it wasn't enough to seal the win and take Liquid to a third game. His Spell Steal was almost always good, with a lot of powerful abilities to choose from on the Liquid side. Unfortunately, his impact began to wane as the game went later, and he eventually couldn't keep up in fights. He finished with a 6/7/31 KDA.
Plays well off of his teammates
October 26, 2017
Kaka did everything he needed to for a win as Newbee defeated Fnatic 1-0 in the group stages of ESL One Hamburg. Kaka finished with a 1/2/13 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Finishing with the team high in assists, Kaka always had his nose in the action. Playing Earth Spirit, Kaka got the ball moving early for Newbee and the team was able to ride the momentum all the way to an easy win. Newbee's path gets much more difficult going forward.
Far from form
October 13, 2017
Kaka couldn't set the tempo for Newbee as they lost to Complexity Gaming in Starladder. The roaming support finished with a KDA of 9/13/23.
ANALYSIS
Kaka went with the roaming Clockwerk in Game 1. His first minute went disastrously as he was killed after rotating towards the mid lane. He had some good Hookshots in the game, but it was really not a good Clockwerk game since he died seven times. In Game 2, his early game Phoenix was more effective as he picked up a couple of kills. He even got a 29-minute Shiva's Guard, which is impressive on a support, but late game his aggressive Supernovas weren't fruitful for his team.
Played his best series of the tournament
August 7, 2017
Kaka showed his skills of as Newbee completed the 2-0 sweep over Evil Geniuses in upper bracket of The International 7. Kaka finished the series with a 6/7/27 KDA.
ANALYSIS
After not dying a single times in a Game 1 win, Kaka saved his best play for Game 2 when it was needed most. In a game of rushing bases and giant teamfights, Kaka made the game saving plays that don't show up on a box score. Kaka looked amazing on Earth Spirit as he saved his teammates lives on multiple occasions, propelling them to the next round in the open bracket.
Got knocked around in a sweep
August 5, 2017
Kaka couldn't stay alive as Newbee was swept 2-0 by LGD Forever Young in the group stages of The International 7. Kaka finished the series with a 4/20/12 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Sticking to Sand King for both of the two games, Kaka couldn't do much of anything to help Newbee out. He was continually picked off as he died a team-high 20 times in a short amount of time. LFY looked incredible, and although Newbee is a strong team themselves, they were outmatched.
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